New food bank for ‘dreadful problem’

NEW SERVICE Helen Minett in The Pantry.

NEW SERVICE Helen Minett in The Pantry.

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A new food bank has been set up to deal with what a churchman described as a the “dreadful social problem” of people going hungry.

The Rev Canon Kevin Partington spoke at the opening of The Pantry, a food bank and charity shop opened in Empire House by Fusion Housing and Kirklees Council.

SHOWING SUPPORT A new recycling centre and food bank has opened in Dewsbury. (D524A417)

SHOWING SUPPORT A new recycling centre and food bank has opened in Dewsbury. (D524A417)

There are already a handful of food banks based in North Kirklees, mainly in churches, but the new service aims to provide a central service for the needy.

 

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